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Shorter Days Spotlight Benefits of Security Lighting

Lighting has been shown to enhance safety and deter crime

With days growing shorter, now is a good time to consider outdoor security lighting, an economical and effective crime-prevention tool.

Clarksdale Public Utilities can help customers light up their homes and businesses and increase safety and security with private-area lighting options.

“Properly lighting your home or business enhances natural surveillance and delineates spaces, taking away the cloak of darkness,” said Curtis D. Boschert, CPU general manager. “It is an easy, economical and important way to help make your property as secure as possible.”

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, effective security lighting prevents intrusion and enhances safety for first responders and the public. DHS adds that it has been shown to effectively control crime, provide a safe environment and reduce risk.

CPU offers outdoor lighting options for both residential and commercial customers. For less than $20 per month, customers can have a wide-area light installed that will shine bright when it is dark outside. Options include 400-watt lights and LED 60-watt lights.

And, if a pole isn’t already in place, crews can set a new one for an extra $1.50 per month.

“Many of our security lighting customers tell us that, along with feeling safer, they appreciate the affordable options and turnkey service we provide,” said Boschert.

For more information or to talk to a representative, visit the CPU website, call 662-627-8499 or stop by the CPU office at 416 Third St. Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Clarksdale Public Utilities is a municipally owned utility serving approximately 6,800 homes and businesses in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Its mission is to safely provide sustainable electric, water and wastewater services in a reliable and courteous manner by well-trained team members, committed to top quality, efficient operations, competitive rates and the vitality of the community.

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